I still can't help it but think, reading @thewallaby debating with several American aliases, that there's a bit of an European vs. American things going on here too. Not just how we feel about companies. We just express and feel a bit differently about issues such as this. It is bound to be cultural, IMO.
I've known the great folks across the pond on TMC for years now and still I see more eye to eye with a newcomer like @thewallaby than with some of them whom I call online friends. Yet with most European folks, the opinions simply match that much better, that much quicker. There's something in the water.
I think it might be healthy for us to recognize the cultural differences. If @thewallaby seems unreasonable to you, it may be partly cultural. Equally I must admit it is partly cultural that I understand him/her and even sympathize. The OP may be totally unreasonable for all I know, but he/she is familiar to me in spirit, so I don't see him/her as unreasonable as perhaps someone else might.
Please take this as a reconciliatory message. I hope it helps smoothen some of the exchanges a bit. Just assume something is lost in translation and try to read each other positively.
Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. Appreciated.
I really do not have anything against the hard working american industry. My dream car is a 69 boss 429 mustang and we all know that that car is not perfect but it is a beauty, almost a work of art...
Like i said i like more the thump on the door than the vroom in the hood for my everyday driving car. (though i like the vroom in the exhaust too...)
With that being said and with all the things that has happened with the tesla i was still considering last night to change it to a newer model S instead of giving up so soon... maybe i truly got a lemon and should give it another shot.
Then i read some more posts and got a bit annoyed with Tesla again (maybe its the cultural thing hehe).
Never the less. I am still trying to figure it out.
PS. Funny story, my local BMW dealer contacted my today cause they have a new winter campaign... maybe he reads the forums? (joking... ).